December 3, 2022

Tyron Woodley has revealed how a lot of his time making ready for a late discover rematch with Jake Paul was spent on the set of a TV present.

The previous UFC welterweight champion, who had beforehand acted in a couple of high-profile tasks, obtained his massive break final yr when he was invited to be part of Cobra Kai season 5.

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Woodley bagged himself a big position within the common TV sequence

A self-confessed fan of The Karate Child when he was rising up, ‘The Chosen One’ was over the moon to bag himself a task within the vastly common follow-up TV sequence that airs on Netflix.

“The Karate Child was the explanation why I began martial arts basically,” Woodley informed MMA Preventing.

“Simply having the ability to begin martial arts based mostly upon that movie after which what I did in martial arts touchdown me a task in Cobra Kai, after which I get to work side-by-side with these folks I seemed as much as for thus lengthy.”

Whereas filming scenes as Cobra Kai’s Sensei Odell, Woodley obtained the decision for a short-notice boxing rematch with Jake Paul, who picked up a break up resolution win over him in August 2021.

The 40-year-old instantly jumped on the alternative to switch Tommy Fury and commenced squeezing in coaching classes between his lengthy days on set.

“I had two weeks to prepare and I used to be filming 14-hour days,” Woodley revealed.

UFC fighter ‘Wonderboy’ also had a role in Cobra Kai’s latest season

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UFC fighter ‘Wonderboy’ additionally had a task in Cobra Kai’s newest season

Woodley had to squeeze in training sessions during 14-hour filming days

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Woodley needed to squeeze in coaching classes throughout 14-hour filming days

“Once I wrap up on set of Cobra Kai, I used to be coaching at 3:00 within the morning for the Jake Paul combat.  Then rise up, movie all day once more after which they let my coach come on set so we may prepare in between if I didn’t have a scene.”

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Woodley didn’t end filming for the present till a couple of hours earlier than he was scheduled to fly to Florida to kick off combat week with ‘The Downside Baby’.

“I needed to do it. I dedicated to that so I can’t pull out,” he mentioned.

“So, on Thursday at 2am they usually nonetheless haven’t filmed my half however I dedicated to the movie. I’ve obtained to proceed to movie. Friday, I used to be imagined to be in Tampa.

“I went from kicking, punching, chopping, and blocking to proper on this dude’s face speaking s*** within the press convention with no break in between.”

The UFC legend didn’t find yourself arriving till Monday however quickly obtained into the spirit as he and Paul loved a number of eventful face-offs earlier than squaring off for the second time.

Woodley went straight from one film set to another ahead of his rematch with Paul

Woodley went straight from one movie set to a different forward of his rematch with Paul

The MMA legend stretched himself too thin and was KO’d by Paul


The MMA legend stretched himself too skinny and was KO’d by Paul

Nonetheless, issues went improper on combat night time for Woodley who was brutally knocked out within the sixth spherical by one shot from his rival who’s now set to face Anderson Silva on October 29.

Though issues didn’t go his method, Woodley has no regrets and really looks like he was dominating the rematch till he was caught with an awesome shot by Paul.

“I used to be profitable the combat. I used to be bullying him. I used to be strolling him down,” he claimed.

“He appeared to be drained. He threw a punch on the similar time I dropped my fingers. I by no means, ever let myself make that mistake, I [just] left my hand down. That’s all that was.”

It’s presently unclear if Woodley will return to boxing or MMA after his viral knockout loss in December. He’s not too long ago been linked to a combat with Tommy Fury on Floyd Mayweather’s upcoming card in Dubai.

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